I have been working on this pen-and-ink drawing for several years. It depicts a golden eagle soaring against a bank of cumulus clouds forming over the Uinta Mountains, visible to the east from my garden/studio.
The drawing is large, as my drawings go, 27" by 18.5." The gray smudges and light lines on the drawing-in-progress shown below are the pencil guides for the finished rendering.
Eagle feathers hold special significance for my Native American neighbors, and it is from this special relationship that I have borrowed the title.
I have included a photo from the summer 2012 issue of Continuum magazine that shows the drawing and drawing board.